The Problem

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Ontario prides itself on having a mostly clean electricity supply due to ending the use of highly polluting coal power. But Ontario’s electricity supply is about to get a lot dirtier.

Ontario is planning to massively ramp up the use of gas – a fossil fuel – to generate electricity. Gas power creates greenhouse gas emissions which are bad for the climate and nitrogen oxides which are harmful to human health. Gas is also mostly methane – a potent greenhouse gas that is driving climate change in the near term.

The Solution

Ontario needs to phase out, not ramp up the use of fossil gas to generate electricity. And it’s possible if Ontario invests in clean solutions like solar, wind, and water power, along with making industry, buildings and homes more energy efficient.

Tell Ontario to phase out polluting gas plants. Take Action

Where are Ontario’s Most Wanted Polluters?

There are three gas plants in the Greater Toronto Area – in Brampton, Halton Hills and Toronto – that are among the region’s biggest polluters and are set to become a lot more polluting.

Find out more about these gas plants and why Ontario must phase out – not ramp up – fossil gas power.

BRAMPTON'S GOREWAY GAS PLANT IS WANTED FOR:

 

  • Brampton's largest emitter of greenhouse gases which are bad for the climate
  • Brampton's third largest emitter of nitrous oxides which are harmful for human health
  • The GTA's fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases
No More Gas Plants Halton Hills graphic for website

THE HALTON HILLS GAS PLANT IS WANTED FOR:

 

  • Halton Hills' largest emitter of greenhouse gases which are bad for the climate
  • Halton Hills' largest emitter of nitrous oxides which are harmful for human health
  • The GTA's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases
No More Gas Plants Toronto Grpahic for website

TORONTO'S PORTLANDS GAS PLANT IS WANTED FOR:

 

  • Toronto's largest emitter of greenhouse gases which are bad for the climate
  • Toronto's largest emitter of nitrous oxides which are harmful for human health
  • The GTA's fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases


Take Action

At a time when we urgently need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Ontario is planning to increase them by using a lot more polluting fossil gas to generate electricity.

Take action and tell Ontario to phase out – not ramp up – polluting fossil gas power.

TAKE ACTION

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In 2020, gas was used to generate 6.6% of Ontario’s electricity. In 2021 it was 8.6%. And if Ontario gets its way it will be 19% by 2030 and 25% by 2040.

But it doesn’t have to be this way – there are solutions including renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency.

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